Greater Grays Harbor, Inc. (GGHI), the regional Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Council, works to cultivate the necessary conditions for business success and community prosperity in Grays Harbor. Celebrating and recognizing the many successful businesses and organizations in the County is one of their annual traditions that takes place each year during the Leaders Banquet and Recognition Awards, held each fall at the Quinault Beach Resort and Casino. At the 2019 banquet, Timberland Bank was awarded with the honor of Large Business of the Year.

Timberland Bank: trusted since 1915. For more than 100 years, Timberland Bank has provided financial solutions that are timely, competitive and safe. They are your locally based, well-capitalized financial institution managed by seasoned banking veterans. Timberland Bank’s many years of success come from their steadfast commitment to provide personalized service and financial solutions that help individuals, families and businesses achieve their goals.

From humble beginnings in a small office space in Hoquiam, Timberland Bank has grown and diversified into 24 branch locations now located throughout six counties of Western Washington all while steering the institution through periods of both economic crisis and incredible growth. Today, they are proud to maintain their headquarters in Hoquiam where it all began.

Timberland Bank at the Relay for Life 2019
Relay for Life has always been an important cause for Timberland Bank staff members who are proud to have organized a team every year since 1994. Photo courtesy: Timberland Bank

Because Timberland Bank reinvests in what they value, they are able to provide hundreds of hours and thousands of dollars to support local charities and serve needs that help strengthen the communities that they care about and call home. Mike Sand, President and CEO of Timberland Bank, recently explained to South Sound Business how Grays Harbor is where their roots are, and that they try to do as much business in the County as possible. The fact that they’ve branched out into other counties and grown the bank significantly allows room for more resources in terms of people and the ability to give back to communities.

Over the course of summer 2019, Timberland Bank organized a group of volunteers to work with the American Red Cross and the City of Hoquiam to install free smoke detectors in homes throughout Hoquiam. The bank also partnered with Habitat for Humanity at the Habitat House in South Aberdeen multiple times during the year. Their volunteers installed siding and framing as well as painted the interior later in the year.

Timberland Bank Red Cross
During the summer of 2019, Timberland Bank organized a group of volunteers to work with the American Red Cross and the City of Hoquiam to install free smoke detectors in homes throughout Hoquiam. Photo courtesy: Timberland Bank

Additionally, Relay for Life has always been an important cause for the company’s staff members who have organized a team every year since 1994 resulting in more than $265,000 raised for the Grays Harbor Relay.

“Timberland Bank has been avid supporters of the Grays Harbor community for over 100 years,” states Dru Garson, GGHI CEO. “All of us at GGHI are honored to have awarded them with Large Business of the Year.”

Whether you call, visit online or stop into a branch, Timberland Bank will do all that they can to make banking easier and more convenient for you. Timberland Bank means safe, local banking with people you know and trust. For more information, visit the Timberland Bank website.

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